April Thrills: To Dos in Baton Rouge
When Spring has sprung, it's means the festival calendar has begun in Baton Rouge. There's always something new to do in Louisiana's Capital City – especially in April – and Richmond Inn and Suites is never far from the fun. Discover what's happening below and book your stay today.
Zippity Zoo Fest - April 7 & 8
Come to Baton Rouge this month for The Baton Rouge Zoo's annual spring festival and birthday celebration! The fun includes a Children's Village with giant inflatables, an entertainment stage featuring local bands, and an EdZooCation Station with interactive games. Plus, come learn about animal conservation, chat with zoo keepers, get your face painted and more!
Ebb & Flow Festival – April 7 & 8
This year, the Mississippi River meets the Amazon in Baton Rouge. Don’t miss this two-day festival connecting our culture with the culture and traditions of Brazil.
Annual Kite Fest Louisiane – April 6-8
Port Allen is the Kite Capitol of Louisiana and home to one of the state's top festivals. More than 10,000 visitors come every year to see spectacular professional kite flying demonstrations and shows. Bring the kids for workshops on kite-making and designing, face painting, and inflatables fun.
Zapp's International Beer Festival – April 14
Adults 21 and up can take their pick of more than 200 foreign and domestic beers, ales and homebrews at this annual event benefiting the LSU Rural Life Museum.
Baton Rouge Blues Festival – April 14 & 15
Join us in Baton Rouge for the 24th Annual Baton Rouge Blues Festival – one of the oldest blues festivals in America! You’re not going to want to miss this free festival!
Angola Prison Spring Rodeo – April 21 & 22
While this famous prison rodeo is held every weekend in October, you can also catch it for one weekend in April. Thousands come to experience this unique event which includes events ike barrel racing, bull-dogging and convict poker. You can also shop for one-of-a-kind art created by Angola inmates.
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